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Constance Vadheim
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Lots of Rain in 2017
December, January and now February have been very wet. See the data above, measured at Heritage Creek Preserve on campus, to appreciate how different this year is. We can expect more radical climate patterns in the future.  So the last 5 year's drought - an...

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Rain and Sun in Heritage Creek
The rains in Heritage Creek have stimulated many plants back to life .  Sun after the rain brings out many local creatures.  Come sit awhile and enjoy a bit of nature on campus. Northern Mockingbird surveys his territory.   Native rabbits are busy eating th...

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A Gardener's Thanksgiving
Thanks
and praise for winter rains. Drought
reminds us to treasure, whatever Nature can spare.   Thanks
and praise for emerging seedlings. Each
one a tiny miracle, hope for the year to come.   Thanks
and praise for new spring foliage. Our
spirit needs the f...

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Fall Native Plant Sale - November 18 & 19
Fall Native Plant Sale          When:    Friday 11/18   - 11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.                Saturday
11/19 - 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.      Where: Biology
Dept. Greenhouse  (behind NSM building; http://nativeplantscsudh.blogspot.com/p/map.html )        What:   C...

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Foraging Native Plants: Look to Your Own Backyard
Native plants play an important role in living
sustainably.   They furnish habitat,
create shade, improve the soil and provide edible and craft materials.    To put it simply, California natives are remarkable
additions to the garden ecosystem. But it’s imp...

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End of Season Plant Sale - April 29-30, 2016
Native Plant Sale End of
Season Blow-out Sale         When:   Friday 4/29   - noon-4:30 p.m.                Saturday
4/30 - 1:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.   Where: Biology
Dept. Greenhouse    (behind NSM building)                    http://nativeplantscsudh.blogspot...

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Spring in the Native Plants Gardens: Garden of Dreams
Approaching the Garden of Dreams -  CSU Dominguez Hills Spring is a lovely time in the native plant gardens of CSU Dominguez Hills.  Here are some recent photos from the Garden of Dreams Discovery Garden. Bush sunflowers ( Encelia californica ) brighten Gar...

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Native shrubs at CSUDH look good despite years of drought Garden of Dreams Discovery Garden     The last four and a half years have been difficult for those living in Southern California.  Lack of rain, dry winds and high temperatures have stressed everythi...

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Spring Plant Sale - Edible, medicinal & Useful Plants
Native Plant Sale Edible,
medicinal & useful plants             When:   Friday 3/18   - 1:00-4:30 p.m.                  Saturday 3/19 - 1:00
a.m. – 3:00 p.m.        Where: Biology Dept. Greenhouse                    (behind NSM building)        What: CA nat...

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Fall Pruning Workshops (Hands-on)
Learn how to prune common California native plants at the 'Garden of Dreams' native plant garden on campus.  All workshops include instruction, demonstrations and the opportunity to practice your pruning skills.  Friday, Dec. 11 - 1:00-3:00 p.m. Saturday, D...
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